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Sick toddler.

I was laying in bed playing with my toddler and he lifted his shirt to put his tummy on mines and he was really warm. I kissed his forehead and its also warm. My freaking thermometer isn't working and the medicine expired yesterday & I'm not will to take the chance and give it to him. Stores are close. He isn't moping around like he usually does so that's good. But what can I do to cool him off. He has had a bath. I put a cool rag on his head and gave him some ice water. Any other suggestions? He got this cold fromlaying under the air at night so its not an infection.

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Asked by reigndrops12689 at 11:30 PM on Sep. 14, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • It's ok Momma! Just give him fluids, maybe a cool rag on his head, and some lovin. Keep an eye on him.

    Answer by Iluvmy5 at 11:58 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • If he's acting find a fever is nothing to worry about.... so try not to stress. And he can't get a cold or illness from being cold.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 12:01 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • keep soaking the rag in cold water while putting it on the forehead

    Answer by A11 at 3:56 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Fluids. Let him in least amount as clothing as possible. Cool clothes. Cool Baths

    Answer by sstepph at 6:36 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Cool but not COLD baths. If it's too cold it could send his body into shock!

    Answer by Sarasmoonflower at 6:51 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I would keep putting the cool rags on his head, and push fluids, chicken soup, jello, Popsicles.... I would also limit activity and encourage him to rest (maybe put cartoons or a favorite movie on and let him lay down on the sofa to watch it).  . Dress him in light clothing and do not bundle him up (cover with a light blanket or just a sheet).  I hope your little one feels better soon!  


    Answer by MizLee at 5:07 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • You don't get fevers from laying under the air, mama. You get them from germs. As long as he's acting fine there is no reason to give him a fever reducer. The fever is his body's way of fighting off whatever bug he's picked up. I hope he feels better soon. :)

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 8:58 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Just give him time and fluids. His body will fight off the germs and he'll be ok.

    Answer by nicole_Evans at 9:53 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • He's just a little warm? Give him something to drink, he'll be fine.

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:15 AM on Sep. 18, 2010

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